History of Sex in Cinema:
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Sexual Films and Scenes

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Feature: The Scream Queens
of the Late 1980s



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The "Scream Queens" of the Late 1980s:

There were three main actresses known colloquially as "Scream Queens" - they starred in many low-budget, straight-to-video B-films (of horror) in the late 1980s:

  • Brinke Stevens
  • Michelle Bauer (an ex-Penthouse Pet, sometimes billed as Michelle McClellan or Pia Snow)
  • Linnea Quigley

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

Director Fred Olen Ray's drive-in masterpiece was this sleaze-horror film from AIP (American Independent Productions). The director's prologue stated:

"The CHAINSAWS used in this Motion Picture are REAL and DANGEROUS! They are handled here by seasoned PROFESSIONALS. The makers of this Motion Picture advise strongly against anyone attempting to perform these stunts at home. Especially if you are naked and about to engage in strenuous SEX. My Conscience is Clear Fred Olen Ray."

The 75 minute exploitation film was advertised with the tagline: "They Charge an Arm and a Leg" - it even featured the character Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen) from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) as the Strangler, the leader of an Egyptian hooker chainsaw death-cult composed of prostitutes.

The simple plot was about gumshoe private detective ("dick") Jack Chandler (Jay Richardson) tracking down teenage runaway Samantha Kelso (Linnea Quigley), who had become a stripper and joined the cult to avenge a friend's death.

The film opened with a remarkable sequence. Elvis-loving hooker Mercedes (Michelle Bauer) stripped to Elvis music ("The music does something to me") in a motel room and danced provocatively. She donned a shower cap and covered her favorite Elvis painting with plastic sheeting ("Sometimes I get carried away"), and then engaged in some bloody chainsaw action with an unsuspecting male client whom she had instructed to keep his eyes closed:

"Relax, baby, relax. You don't want this to be over before we even get started, do we?...I've got just the thing to loosen you up. Close your eyes and Mercedes will bring you big surprise...Just keep those eyes closed, and leave the driving to us, big boy."

When he asked: "Take me to heaven," she revved up her chainsaw (which she had removed from a dresser drawer) and replied: "Your request is my demand!" Blood splattered onto her - and even one of his severed body parts ended up being thrown at her.

Another of the tantalizing hookers was perky Lisa (Esther Elise) who let a lascivious photographer Hermie (Fox Harris) snap photos of her, as she stripped down from lingerie and caressed a baseball bat. At the end of their session, she whacked him unconscious with the bat, dragged his body into the bathtub, and gleefully chainsawed his corpse.

Chainsaw Hooker Lisa (Esther Elise)

The film's climactic highlight was the scene of striped, snake body-painted and drugged teenaged Samantha - performing the "Virgin Dance of the Double Chainsaws!" She engaged in a ferocious catfight/chain-saw battle with red-robed Mercedes - who was slashed to death.

Samantha (Linnea Quigley) - "The Virgin Dance of the Double Chainsaws!"






Chainsaw Hooker Mercedes
(Michelle Bauer)


Sally (Susie Wilson) - The Gumshoe's Girlfriend

Sorority Babes in The Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

Director David DeCoteau's nudity-filled B-grade comedy-horror sex film was a parody about college sorority coeds.

Two of its main characters were Lisa (Michelle Bauer) and Taffy (Brinke Stevens) portraying two sexy Tri-Delta sorority pledges. It included scenes of the girls being paddled as a sorority hazing initiation, being sprayed with whipped cream, and being peeped upon while showering or bathing.

They stole a bowling trophy with a vengeful genie inside, and then suffered the consequences. The film's tagline partially described the expected action:

In a bowling alley from Hell, there's only one way to score.

Lisa (Michelle Bauer)

Taffy
(Brinke Stevens)

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